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2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:59 pm
by Sana_Mian_3G
When do you use 2s or s for hybridization?

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:24 pm
by Layal Suboh 1I
2s specifics the energy level and the orbital of the atom. S just refers to what type of orbital.

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:29 pm
by Michael Novelo 4G
The coefficient number in front of the S orbital means the period or energy level it is in. Hydrogen is in period 1 and would be written as H1s and then Carbon is in period 2 and is written is as C2S, that is if it were to have one unpaired electron like Hydrogen does.

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:39 pm
by Tatum Keichline 2B
the number in front represents the period the element is in. S is the orbital.

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:50 pm
by Andrew Sun 1I
if a question asks what is the hybridization around the central atom, does it need a coefficient to specify which energy level?

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:56 pm
by Lauren Ho 2E
Andrew Sun 1I wrote:if a question asks what is the hybridization around the central atom, does it need a coefficient to specify which energy level?


My TA said that we don't need to specify which energy level

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:39 pm
by mayra martinez 1D
yea you don't have to specify the energy level just make sure you know the number of orbitals needed and that you represent it with the correct hybridization in terms of s and p.

Re: 2s or s?

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:37 pm
by Abhi4F
The coefficent number in front represents the period the atom is in, while the S is refering to the orbital.